Rebecca Castillo

Rebecca Castillo

Rebecca is entering her freshman year at Swarthmore College where she is majoring in Political Science and English with a creative writing emphasis. She is involved with her school's newspaper, The Phoenix, and online journal, The Daily Gazette. She hopes to pursue a career where she can blend her passions for comedy and journalism. When she's not doing homework or laughing at bad puns, Rebecca can be found binge-watching late night TV shows.
I still have a lot to say

I still have a lot to say

This past summer before starting my college career at Swarthmore, I interned for a section of the Los Angeles Times called High School Insider. It is a platform meant to give voice for high school students around the country to write about issues that matter to them...

Making comedy funny to people like me

Making comedy funny to people like me

The day after senior prom, I took my first comedy sketch class. I arrived 15 minutes early, eager to start, though a bit apprehensive. Aside from the vast difference in age between me and my classmates, I was a little concerned that it would feel like a frat house:...

Moments with Marsian

Moments with Marsian

Ever wonder what the inside of a room filled with 1,261 dolls looks like? Here's your chance to find out through our 360 video-- and hear some of our favorite bloopers and quotes from COLA Fellow Marsian De Lellis.  ...

Classic Slam gives a voice to teenage poets

Classic Slam gives a voice to teenage poets

Every year, Get Lit hosts the Classic Slam, a competition where Get Lit Players perform in front of hundreds of people. This year, the event was hosted at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The hours leading up to the competition were filled with excitement...

How Get Lit has affected youth poets across LA

How Get Lit has affected youth poets across LA

For many students, Get Lit offers not only classes, but also a safe space to share their difficulties and find their voice. Get Lit has changed the lives of those involved and helped them discover a love for words through poetry. Poets find inspiration in all forms,...

Slam poetry organization works to help at-risk youth

Slam poetry organization works to help at-risk youth

Many high school students spend their free time busy with homework, sports, or work.  But those involved with Get Lit can say they spend their time exploring the art of poetry and taking field trips to the Geffen Playhouse. Get Lit was founded by Diane Luby Lane in...